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Soldier Songs and Voices currently offers chapters all across America.

We meet in venues weekly or monthly for free songwriting lessons and music writing workshops.

All sessions are led by professional musicians. Whether you are new to music or an experienced songwriter, we welcome veterans and dependents from all generations and backgrounds.


Don't have an instrument?

No problem. We are here to help you get started.


Whether you are looking to learn a new instrument, hone your songwriting skills, or simply attend a music session and see what our community is about...We are here for you.

Interested in starting a local chapter of Soldier Songs & Voices?


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                SSV Denver | New Location! 
                 VFW Post 1 Mondays 7PM / MST


                              841 Santa Fe Dr 
                            Denver, CO 80204

Jack Blaise, John Evans and Tony Rosario are now hosting weekly meetings Mondays 7PM / MST at the VFW Post 1. There is also an open mic for the public, first Sundays 4-7PM / MST. The post will serve as a gathering place for community events, and provide a space for creation and musical performance in the heart of the Denver Arts district. 

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Suffield, CT
Suffield VFW 9544

972 Sheldon Street

Suffield, CT 06093

Eddie Gautier leads chapter meetings every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. 6-7:30PM / EST. Meetings are located in the Dining Area at the Suffield VFW 9544. All veterans are welcome, no songwriting experience necessary!

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Mid Coast Maine.HEIC

Mid-Coast Maine
The Peace Gallery

112 Main Street

Damariscotta, ME 04543

New Chapter!

SSV Mid-Coast Maine hosts sessions on Tuesdays 6-8pm /EST (bi-weekly) at

The Peace Gallery in Damariscotta, Maine. Sessions are led by Ron Capps.

Email Ron for more info:

Venue Information!

The Peace Gallery



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Gloucester, MA
Cape Ann Veterans Services

12 Emerson Avenue 

Gloucester, MA 01930

Led by Richard Clark, SSV Cape Anne hosts weekly sessions Fridays at 10:30am / EST.

 Meetings are held at the Cape Ann Veterans Services center.


Visit Richard's website for more info: 

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Portland, OR
Artichoke Music

2007 SE Powell Blvd. 

Portland, OR 97202          

Soldier Songs and Voices – Portland Metro advances the arts of music and songwriting.  We welcome all discussion and commentary, as it relates to those arts.  As an organization, we endeavor to provide an accepting community space for all. We meet on Zoom Sundays from 2 - 4 p.m. PST and beginning January 2023 in-person meetings at Artichoke Music, every 4th Sunday. More details: and

Zoom Meeting Info

ZOOM Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 827 8769 4684

Passcode: 939440

LA Times Article on SSV Portland 

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San Antonio, TX
Sam's Burger Joint

330 E. Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX 78215


In partnership with 'Find The Hero In You',

Tom Vickers and Jeph Duarte lead Soldier Songs and Voices sessions the first Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm / CST at Sam's Burger Joint.

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Nashville, TN

Legion Post 82

3204 Gallatin Pike,

Nashville, TN 37216

SSV Nashville meets at the legendary Legion Post 82. In collaboration with 'In Cadence', the Nashville chapter strives to build community among those with a story to tell: both military and civilian.

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Scituate, MA
WPA Building


719 Henry Tuner Bailey Rd.

Scituate, MA 02066

The Scituate Chapter of SSV meets every Monday from 6-8pm / EST. Meetings are led by Bob Murphy. 

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Greenville, SC
Rupert Huse Veterans Cnt


770 Pelham Road

Greenville, SC 29615


SSV Upstate is located in Greenville, SC and led by Neil Sondov. The group meets in-person the 1st Sunday of every month from 3-5pm / EST. Meetings are held at the Rupert Huse Veterans Center. For more information, please email: or 

Mayor of Greenville - Proclamation

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LaGrange, TX
The Bugle Boy


1051 N. Jefferson St.

LaGrange, TX 78945


Bugle Calls Recording Sessions

As a chapter of Soldier Songs & Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites any and all Veterans and active-duty military personnel to participate in our FREE Bugle Calls Recording Sessions.


Taking advantage of our WW II building acoustics and the talents of our sound engineer, participants will perform their songs from The Bugle Boy stage!  This is a great opportunity to professionally capture your songs and to share with friends and family.​

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Fayetteville, AR
Senior Activity & Wellness

945 S. College St. 

Fayetteville, AR 72701

SSV-Northwest Arkansas hosts virtual meetings every week, Tuesdays at 2pm/CST.


Visit links for more info:

Join ZOOM meeting!

ZOOM local numbers

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Santa Fe, NM
The Candy Man Strings 

851 St. Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, NM 78505


SSV Santa Fe hosts an in-person songwriting workshop from 5-7pm Mountain Time on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.

We’ll work with you on your songwriting efforts, present tips and info gleaned from SSV workshops and retreats, and maybe some exercises to help get us thinking.

For more info visit:

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Arm Raised

San Marcos, TX

802 N. LBJ Drive

San Marcos, TX 78666


Meetings are held Mondays, bi-weekly.

5-7PM  at Grin's.


Meetings led by Mark Jungers and Dee Bartlett.



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